What topics can I ask about here?
Ask Different is for users of Apple products. If you have a question about a practical problem you are trying to solve as a user of...
- Apple hardware
- Apple software
- Apple services including iTunes Connect (selling music, books, apps)
- third-party hardware, services and software when associated for use with Apple products.
... then you're in the right place to ask your question!
However, a few exceptions to the general scope exist. Please refrain from asking about the following topics as questions with these core subjects are generally closed or deleted:
- Asking how/why Apple does <some thing XYZ>
- Pre-release hardware
- Obtaining or using pirated software or media (ref: legal)
- Installing or using Apple operating systems on non-Apple hardware (and most other explicitly unlicensed use of product)
- Code-level programming questions (cocoa, LLVM, etc…) are off-topic here. We do encourage AppleScript, Automator, and UNIX shell scripting questions as well as how to use tools like Xcode for non-language specific tasks.
- Shopping or buying recommendations. Questions that are mainly about price/time/supply constraints are considered "shopping" questions.
- Customer Support and questions about the particulars of specific games, such as game account or in-app purchase issues, should be directed to support staff. (ref: Customer Support)
Public complaints and specific questions about what Apple [did|does|thinks|might do] are not helpful in a Q&A setting since they lack a practical problem to be solved.
If you have questions about these policies, our Ask Different Meta site is a great place to discuss the scope of your question. We also do have a chat room for more free-form and/or opinionated discussions.
For more help, see "What types of questions should I avoid asking?"
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